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Pete Buttigieg … the Robotic Candidate?

Pete Buttigieg … the Robotic Candidate?

“Is he actually human? Does he leave footprints? Has he ever cast a shadow?” wondered Tucker Carlson on his program Monday night.

Back in the spring of 2019, the political world was marveling at how small-town mayor Pete Buttigieg seemingly arrived from out of nowhere and took over Beto O’Rourke’s spot as the media’s favorite Democratic presidential candidate.

As I wrote at the time, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was like the shiny new toy for the MSM after the excitement over a possible “first female president” went on the back burner. Now it’s the “ZOMG maybe the first gay man in the Oval Office and how can I get a press pass on his media bus and be a part of history?” hysteria.

But while the media’s role in the slow but steady rise in Buttigieg’s polling numbers is undeniable, there has always been something else at play in his meteoric ascent – something people couldn’t quite put their finger on.

Now a little over a year after Buttigieg formed an exploratory committee, many people are still wondering, including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, who had some thoughts about Buttigieg on his program Monday night:

“Is he actually human? Does he leave footprints? Has he ever cast a shadow? Or is this so-called Pete Buttigieg exactly what he appears to be: A corporate hologram designed by the HR Department at Google for instructional purposes?” Carlson said. “But it’s possible that A.I. is now so sophisticated that we’re looking at our first robotic presidential candidate.”

“You’ll notice, for example — not to be a conspiracy nut but it is true — every word Buttigieg utters is perfectly synchronized with the official view from Silicon Valley and the finance world,” Carlson said.

Watch the segment below:

People know Carlson takes digs at Buttigieg. He posted this “Deep Thoughts with Mayor Pete” clip he posted on Twitter last week, which mocked the Obama-esque soaring rhetoric that you often hear from Buttigieg on the campaign trail:

NRO’s Michael Brendan Dougherty opined Friday that while Pete Buttigieg “may not be a robot,” that there was undoubtedly something mysterious and unsettling about how well he’s done nationally in such a short timespan:

It has to be said: There is something plain amazing about Pete Buttigieg’s run for the presidency. His last election was for mayor of a very small city. No offense to South Bend, Ind., but being the nation’s 308th largest city is not something to brag about. In his last election before the Iowa caucus Buttigieg won the support of less than 9,000 people. Pete Buttigieg [won the Iowa caucus] by outlasting, out-fundraising, and out-debating former governors and a California senator, and lapping billionaire entrepreneurs. He beat a national front-runner and essentially tied the runner-up to the 2016 Democratic nomination. From unknown to serious contender for the presidency in less than a year: This is real Mr. Smith stuff, a tribute to the everyman nature of democracy.

To repeat myself, this is amazing, amazing stuff. But also, it’s really creepy.


I’m not saying for sure that Pete Buttigieg is a robot or a phenomenon of massive psychotic projection. I can’t prove that. All I can say is that when he came out on stage in Iowa, I felt like we were undergoing a coup.

Bernie Bros have started calling him “Mayor Cheat” — which is funny. But I now think of him as “Creepy Pete.” No one can explain to me with any narrative satisfaction how he ended up on television in the position he is in. But here he is, bidding to be our leader. It’s amazing. It’s incredible. So incredible that I just want to check with all my readers and all their friends: Why are we crediting this as our reality?

While Carlson and Dougherty both bring up good questions, we here at Legal Insurrection can confirm that at least on some level, it appears Buttigieg is indeed human. How else could you explain how he mistakenly called “dark money” in politics “black money” – in front of a crowd of black South Carolina Democratic voters?

That clip alone should prove Buttigieg is not a robot because everyone knows that robots don’t ever make blunders, especially on that level.

Do they?

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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legacyrepublican | February 12, 2020 at 9:18 am

Of course, to me, the real questions are if he can see himself in a mirror, does he hate garlic, and where does he sleep at night.

Because I have this uneasy feeling that if he gets elected president, we all may be sucked dry.

Of course, he could just be another public leech who never held a job.

Howdy Doody wasn’t a robot in the 1950s and isn’t a robot today. He was and is a string puppet.

He is where he is because he is glib. He can be asked a question and talk for five minutes and still not answer it. He is quick on his feet with mistakes he has made and he comes across as a friendly type of guy. However, at 38 years old and only the mayor of a small town, most adults that can think for themselves will not want him as their president. Then you have the homophobes who will never vote for him. Throw out most black voters and what has he got left? Not much of a chance. A-Klo is the one to watch. She has the least baggage and has maintained the most consistent platform of any of them except Sanders, who will NEVER be president. The only outsider who can cause trouble is Bloomy and if he were to get the nomination it would destroy the Demorat party.

    Pretty much my take.
    What I wonder about Mayor Pete is : what is his REAL objective? VP? Some cabinet job?

    Tom Servo in reply to inspectorudy. | February 12, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I believe A-Klo is a one-night wonder. 20% of the Dem electorate last night realized that Biden is collapsing, and they couldn’t take Lizzy’s Lies anymore. BUT they then said “but we can’t vote for the communist or the gay twink!” And who was left? Only A-Klo.

    In South Carolina and Super Tuesday, Bloomberg takes takes that slot and takes those voters away from her. She put all of her money into New Hampshire; she doesn’t have even a fraction of what it would take to fight Bloomie on a nationwide basis, which is coming up in barely 3 weeks.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tom Servo. | February 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      A-Klo has plenty of major baggage – it just hasn’t been presented to the public yet…..

      Arminius in reply to Tom Servo. | February 12, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      One major set of luggage Klobuchar hauls around with her is that she was a prosecutor in Minnesota. It’s almost impossible now for a former prosecutor to get the Democratic party nomination. Especially since she ran on her law-and-order record to get elected to higher office.

      She also used to be pro-2nd amendment and even pro-NRA. So she’ll have the same problems Warren did. Nobody will believe her recent conversion to the far left is authentic.

Art imitates life. Predicted by Miller’s 1986 “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” comic book. The US president (visually a take on Ronald Reagan) is an artificial creation on TV (the hints are subtle but there)

Prescient on deepfakes FWIW

It’s actually very simple. He is the only candidate who isn’t a totally insane Socialist, he’s not 100 years old, and he hasn’t been caught in any corruption. If you squint just right he’s kinda Kennedy handsome. For some Democrats, being openly gay is a feature, not a bug… the Black vote isn’t going to turn out but…

So bottom line: they got no one else…

With the fall of Biden he is their last, best, hope.

This really shouldn’t be an issue, but have we ever elected a president with a hard to pronounce name?

Take a ride through South Bend. There is NO way this person should be any where near the WH, let alone presiding behind the Resolute.
He is resolute about nothing. He has facile positions, depending upon the audience.

Nial polished Pete on a topic he hasn’t rehearsed and focus-grouped and he’s like Obama either can’t talk about it or evades it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 2smartforlibs. | February 12, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Yeah did you catch Mayor Peter’s pas faux saying “black money” instead of “dark money” in front of a black audience something like the NAACP?

If only someone can swoop in and save the day. What’s Hillary up to lately?

Tucker better watch it. “Does he leave a footprint” sounds like a dog whistle for “Light in his loafers.”

Pete’s had too many stiff ones at the foreskin fountain. Ain’t right in the head.

Connivin Caniff | February 12, 2020 at 12:12 pm

He is an idiot savant, the savant part being strictly limited to his ability to speak a lot of languages. His savant language gift is greatly aided by his utter lack of need to ever say anything meaningful in any language.

A gay Vulcan?

Pictures of him kissing his “husband” are pretty much going to take him out in the unlikely event that he wins the nomination.

    amwick in reply to txvet2. | February 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    My husband, who is not interested in politics, had no idea Pete was gay… None. I think you are right,, when people see that, it will be upsetting.

Fetishization of the “other”. If Mayor Pete wasn’t gay, you’d never have heard of him. You’d get no progressive brownie points for supporting a STRAIGHT white male zero.

Whoever thought sucking dick at Harvard would make him a presidential contender?

Satan has decided it’s time to up his game to destroy America’s moral fiber, and so he presents Mayor Pete Buttigieg as candidate for President.

Could it be that he’s his husband’s wind-up sex toy?

It’s going to be Sanders as long as the Dem machine can’t stop him. Buttigieg will not play well with any of those coastal liberal havens that are running on fumes of debt and need a big surge of tax money to keep the scams afloat.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 12, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Did you catch Rush today?

    Democrats Are Depressed and in Deep Doo Doo
    Feb 12, 2020

    The media’s not trying to find out who lied to them. The media’s not trying to find out who misled them. You ever think anything about that? Isn’t that interesting. Because the media wasn’t lied to. The media was not misled. The media was part of this. The media were coconspirators in this, in an attempt to create a groundswell of public opinion among Trump voters to abandon him. And that’s another thing they’re depressed about.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | February 12, 2020 at 9:47 pm


      So now Van Jones says that this depression is about the candidates. “Yeah, there just doesn’t seem to be anybody that knows who to vote for. Who are they supposed to support so they can defeat Trump?” This party is in a bigger mess than anybody knows. And there are a lot of people that are acknowledging the Democrat Party’s in a mess.

      It is in a big, big mess. I’ll tell you one of the reasons why. (interruption) What are you laughing about? (interruption) What… (interruption) Would you stop throwing wrenches in this? So Snerdley says, “What if Biden comes back in South Carolina?” What would that mean? You mean wins it? (interruption) I hope it happens. If Biden comes back, gets enough delegates in South Carolina, that’s just gonna delay the pain. That’s just gonna create more illusion of things that aren’t true.

      I think this is such a classic example of what happens. They have lost their ability to connect, the party, the party’s lost its ability to connect with its own voters. But I’ll tell you, this Trump hatred has never been rational, and the irrationality has been amplified to the point that it’s delusional and almost poisonous. And you see the results of it. And it’s infected everybody on the left and the media. …..


How else could you explain how he mistakenly called “dark money” in politics “black money” – in front of a crowd of black South Carolina Democratic voters?

The thing is, while “black money” is not the same thing as “dark money”, it is a genuine and legitimate term, which is not at all racist. And if you can’t use it in front of a black audience, then the language is in trouble.

There needs to be just ‘one more candidate to beat Donald Trump in 2020.’ The list (may not even be complete):
Name, Age
#1. Andrew Yang, 45
Bernie Sanders, 78
Amy Klobuchar, 59
Robert Beto O’Rourke, 47
Bill DeBlasio, 58
Cory Booker, 50
Deval Partick, 63
Elizabeth Warren, 70
Eric Swalwell, 39
Howard Schultz, 66
Jay Inslee, 69
Julian Castro, 45
Joe Biden, 77
John Delaney, 56
Kamela Harris, 55
Kristen Gillibrand, 53
Marianne Willianson, 67
Steve Bullock, 53
Pete Buttigieg, 38
Tim Ryan, 46
Tom Steyer, 62
Tulsi Gabbard, 38
Michael Bennett, 55
Joe Sestak, 68
Wayne Messam, 45
Steve Moulton, 41
John Hickenlooper,68
Mike Gravel, 89
Richard Ojeda, 49
#30. Michael Bloomberg, 77